Laboratories & Office Building Hubben, Sweden

Laboratories & Office Building Hubben, Sweden

A science hub

Uppsala Science Park is ranked as one of the world’s best corporate incubators and is known far beyond the borders of Sweden. Innovative ideas about life science, biotechnology, medicine, and IT are researched and developed here.

This project is featured in the Swisspearl Architecture #27. Subscribe to our magazine to get the printed issue or download the PDF from the download area on our website.

©Åke E:son Lindman, Stockholm, Sweden
©Åke E:son Lindman, Stockholm, Sweden
©Åke E:son Lindman, Stockholm, Sweden

With 17,000 square meters distributed across five floors, the rectilinear building expresses its prominent status by its scale, proportioning, and materialization. A broad façade clad in light grey horizontal and vertical panels is offset by a patchwork collage of diamond-shaped Swisspearl panels in shades of russet reds, oranges, and ochers. The autumnal color palette and the intense rhythm of window openings is a reference to the adjacent historical buildings. A generous square opens to the south and is a popular meeting place for researchers, innovators, and entrepreneurs who work in the park. Interestingly, the project was completed around eight percent below budget and on schedule.

©Åke E:son Lindman, Stockholm, Sweden

Furthermore, it was awarded a LEED-Platinum certification and is exemplary for its high degree of prefabrication and use of digital technologies. One of the most important aspects of the design is flexibility; this allows for the allocation of different floor plan solutions for different kinds of tenants and the combining of laboratories and offices on the same floor level. A highly complex array of technical systems above the ceiling is required and the wall and floor constructions have to be easily modifiable to accommodate this high level of flexibility.

©Åke E:son Lindman, Stockholm, Sweden
©Åke E:son Lindman, Stockholm, Sweden


Laboratories office building Hubben


Dag Hammarskjölds väg 38, Uppsala, Sweden


White Arkitekter AB, Uppsala, Sweden


Åke E:son Lindman, Stockholm, Sweden


Building period
2016 – 2017


Façade material
Swisspearl Largo Carat Coral 7031, 7032 and 7033, Topaz 7071 and 7073, Amber 7082

PDF project sheet
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